Sony DSX-A60BT Product Review

In the modern day of Digital Media a lot of Car Audio Manufacturers are going the way of the Mechless Units with No CD Players, this is not anything new for Sony as they have been doing there DSX Mechless Units for a few years now. What is NEW is the DSX-A60BT Mechless Bluetooth Unit, these units are not only USB/iPod/Bluetooth units but they also have a mounting depth of half a standard DIN unit.


Make calls hands-free – Make and answer phone calls with hands-free operation, thanks to the built-in microphone and Bluetooth connectivity

iPod/iPhone direct control – Connect your iPod, iPhone, flash drive or other USB device for instant music playback

Bring your MP3s with you – Play thousands of tracks, including MP3/WMA/AAC, in the car simply by plugging a USB stick into the front of the unit

Bluetooth convenience – Wirelessly stream music from your phone to the head unit and make calls hands-free for safety

Spin to the right track – Turn the dial to quickly scan through tracks with Quick-BrowZer. When you find the one you want, tap to play and pause

Four channels of powerful audio – With 4x 55W channels, you’ll get a powerful car-filling sound

Low light? No problem with red key illumination – Find settings quickly, even at night time, thanks to a vivid red display

Information on your music – See the title, artist, track number, and other information on each song with RDS and ID3 tags

Drive with style – The DSX-A60BT is illuminated with colourful red keys for that modern touch

Control the music from any seat – Change the track or volume from anywhere in the car, even the back seats, with the supplied remote control

Enjoy a clear radio reception – Get natural stereo sound, even in areas with a weak FM signal reception, thanks to Digital Clarity Tuner




FM / MW / LW presets
18 / 6 / 6

iPod Direct Connectivity:



Max. Power Output (1KHz, 40Ω)
Preset Equaliser (EQ3 stage2)
Max. Pre out level 2v


Aux in
Bluetooth handsfree calling
Bluetooth phone book access
Bluetooth stereo music

Remote control:

Card remote (supplied) RM-X211
Rotary remote (optional) RM-X4S

My overall opinion of the Sony DSX-A40BT is that it makes for a great first Head-Unit since a lot of the the younger generation’s no longer by CD’s and having Bluetooth makes it popular with the iPhone/Samsung generation. It would also suit someone that has a vehicle that get’s knocked around a lot (Off-Roading etc) since it doesn’t have a CD Mech there is a lot less to go wrong with all the vibration. It’s also a good option for people that have limited space behind the dash!


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